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Letter of welcome to all parents and carers from the Meltham CE Primary School Governing body

Dear Parent or Carer,

Meltham C of E Primary School has a long standing ethos of providing our children with a well-rounded, exceptional education that concentrates on the core subjects but inspires the children allowing them to be confident, creative and above all, have an enjoyable and memorable time at school.

We believe it is essential to treat all our children as individuals, but also that we value the opinions, ideas and input of parents and carers. As a consequence, your involvement is welcomed and you are encouraged to come into school to discuss your children’s progress (subject to appointment); get involved in the school community through our wonderful Parent Staff Association (PSA); volunteer to help out in class or share a special skill with the children; perhaps join our governing body and become involved in the governance and leadership of the school.

Meltham C of E has high expectations of its children. In our last inspection in 2022, the Ofsted Inspector rightly commented that Meltham CE "is a school that strives equally to develop pupils academically and personally" and  that "all pupils study a curriculum that is rich and rewarding (with a) strong commitment to the arts."  The report rightly notes that our pupils "are confident in sharing their views while being respectful of others who may have different views, or experiences, to them."   Our last Anglican Church (SIAMS) inspection noted “the pupils excellent behaviour and positive attitudes to learning, founded in their growing understanding and use of Christian values… the school cultivates moral and spiritual development, inspiring learners to be thoughtful, work hard and achieve well.”

Our teaching staff, whilst setting high standards, are firm but fair, ensuring that our children are self-disciplined and display good positive behaviour and respect for each other as well as adults and visitors to school. However, it is also our aim to inspire in our children a love for learning, a pride in their school and its wider community so that they are well prepared for their continued education and life beyond our school gates. Our school has exceptional grounds and facilities, with an arboretum, butterfly garden and vegetable plots, as well as outdoor play, games and cycle track providing a wide range of outdoor educational activities. Thanks to our enthusiastic staff and volunteers, we are able to offer a range of extracurricular activities, including a Forest School program, sports teams, musical opportunities including a wonderful brass band and input through Kirklees Music School, dancing, cookery and gardening to name but a few and we are renowned for our many opportunities to perform.


Kevin Stephenson – Chair, Meltham C of E Primary School Governing Board

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